Inside The Bills

Toomer less likely to re-sign with Giants

Posted by Chris Brown on January 28, 2009 – 7:00 pm

Giants free agent to be Amani Toomer may just be available to a team like the Bills, who could use another veteran presence in their receiving corps with James Hardy’s health up in the air for 2009.

Toomer sounded a bit disenchanted with his current club as a 20-minute interview with the press in Tampa made it clear that he was disappointed about being underutilized down the stretch of the 2008 season by the Giants, when they appeared in need of leaning on a veteran wideout when Plaxico was suspended for the rest of the year.

“The last couple of games I wasn’t a big part of the offense and we lost a big percentage of the games,” Toomer told the Newark Star-Ledger and other reporters after the charity event. “I feel like you can’t tell me (that) didn’t play a big role in it. I think it did.”

The Giants lost four of their last five games before fizzling in the playoffs against the Eagles in the Divisional round. Toomer was passed over in the game plan for younger receivers like Domenik Hixon, Steve Smith and TE Kevin Boss.

When asked specifically if he wants to re-sign with the Giants Toomer said.

“That’s a good question. That’s what I’m going to have to explore. That’s a good question.”

The Star-Ledger speculated that the Eagles and Titans could be interested in the veteran wideout. I’ve said before that the Bills could use a veteran like Toomer for a year or two while Steve Johnson gets more experience and James Hardy works his way back to full health.


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